Board president to step down

Kevin Hutton stepping down from board of education
Board President Kevin Hutton shared the following letter with the Board of Education and Spencerport learning community during the March 22  meeting:

Dear Spencerport Learning Community,

I am addressing you this evening to let you know that I have made the very difficult decision to step down from the board of education, effective April 15, 2022.

It is with considerable thought and consultation with my family that I have made this decision, and it has weighed heavily on me for quite some time. As many of you may know, my recovery from COVID-19 has been arduous, and while I have been slowly improving, I am experiencing the condition that is widely referred to as long COVID. It has come to a point where the circumstances around my health must take priority and requires my full strength and attention.

Spencerport means the world to me, and I am indebted to this community for the privilege to work alongside the best faculty, administrators, staff, students, and families anywhere. I have loved serving on the school board for the last 10 years and am so proud of the work we have done toward our district’s mission to educate and inspire each student. My hope is that I have made some imprint, however big or small, in doing what is best for kids.

I would also like to thank my colleagues and board members for their leadership and commitment to the district, and most especially over the last two years of this pandemic. I recognize your selfless dedication and work, and I am personally grateful.

I’d also like to extend my appreciation to my wife and family for the love and support they have given me. Words cannot express how fortunate I am for my wife, Chris, and our three children, Alex, Jacob and Tricia.

Finally, thank you for your compassion, understanding and support of this decision, and above all for the opportunity to serve the Spencerport Central School District community.

With deep appreciation,

Kevin Hutton

Mr. Hutton will be working with Superintendent Kristin Swann, board trustees and legal counsel on a process to fill this vacancy.

Superintendent Kristin Swann said of the announcement, “I have learned very quickly how much this community means to Kevin (Hutton) and how proud he is of the school district. I appreciate how difficult this decision was for him and truly hope he recovers to full strength. His leadership and service will be missed.”